The Met Office also confirmed today that the first decade of this century has been by far the warmest decade on record. New figures released in Copenhagen show that — while 1998 was the warmest individual year — the last ten years have been the warmest period in the 160-year-old record of global surface temperatures.So, why are leading conservative Republican figureheads lying?
The Met Office said that the figures show that the world continues to see global temperatures rise and demonstrates that the argument that global warming has stopped is flawed.
In a separate announcement, the World Meteorological Organization said that 2009 is expected to become the fifth warmest year on record.
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